Wednesday, October 14, 2015   

Middle-aged Vietnamese becomes first H5N1 bird flu fatality in nine months
(01-21 11:36)

Vietnam has confirmed its first human death from bird flu in nine months.
To Duc Sinh, director of Preventive Medicine Center in southern Binh Phuoc province, said a 52-year-old man died of the H5N1 strain of bird flu on January 18 on the way to a hospital in southern hub of Ho Chi Minh City.
Sinh said the man developed a fever and other symptoms on January 11 after he slaughtered a duck bought in the village where chickens died of unknown reasons several days later.
Health workers have disinfected the village, he said.
Vietnam's last human bird flu death was reported in April last year.—AP

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